UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Dr Joshua Buckman

Dr Joshua Buckman

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
8th Apr 2015

Research summary

Dr Buckman is a Clinical Psychologist and researcher in primary care and community mental health. His research focusses on understanding treatment prognosis, personalising care, and the development of psychological interventions for adults with common mental disorders, particularly depression, which he facilitates with a number of national and international collaborations. Along with colleagues in CORE Dr Buckman setup and co-facilitates the North and Central East London IAPT Service Improvement and Research Network which aims to improve care and treatment outcomes for service users of IAPT services, and along with colleagues in CORE and the Division of Psychiatry at UCL he setup the Depression in General Practice (Dep-GP) Individual Patient Dataset from RCTs of treatments for depression in primary care. Dr Buckman is a Deputy Director on the post-graduate diploma course in Low-Intensity CBT, has worked clinically in IAPT services since 2011, and is the Clinical Director of the new UCL University Clinic working at the interface of clinical research and treatment development.

Teaching summary

I am a Deputy Director on the Low Intensity CBT Postgraduate course and senior clinical tutor within CEHP at UCL lecturing on other courses. I offer research supervision to a number of MSc, MSci, and D.Clin.Psy and Ph.D students, and clinical supervision to trainee Clinical Psychologists.


University College London
Doctorate, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology | 2014
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2010
University of Manchester
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 2008


I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Manchester and after working as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London I went on to gain a studentship from the Medical Research Council to study for a masters degree in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I moved on to become an assistant to a Consultant Neuropsychologist working in neurorehabilitation in both inpatient and community settings. I then completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London. After qualifying I took two part-time positions, one as a Research Psychologist at Imperial College London working on cohorts and RCTs  to study dementia and mild-cognitive impairment, and as an Older Adult Specialist clinician in the Islington IAPT service. My role within the IAPT services has changed a number of times over the years such that now I lead on research for the services and run the UCL University Clinic which sees C&I IAPT patients among others. I gained a full-time Clinical Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust in 2016 in which I set up the Dep-GP and NCEL datasets with colleagues within CEHP and Division of Psychiatry at UCL.